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and the rest of us here, thanks for watching. back at 6:00. tonight on "world news," american tourists lost at sea. the holiday disaster unfolding right now. the search for survivors after a boat sinks during a fierce storm off the coast of mexico. at least 27 americans on board and tonight, survival stories just now emerging. the jury at work this fourth of july, deliberating casey anthony's fate. did she murdrd her little girl or did she panic after an accidental death? made in america. what we've discovered about the american flag. new numbers tonight we can all salute in towns across this country. bill versus kate, the royal race on the water. who won? and the unexpected question that kate answered. and the star spangled surprise. move over "american idol" how about our american troops? ♪ and the rockets red glare
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good evening. it's great to have you with us on this fourth. we begin with a dramatic rescue operation under way right now after a holiday trip ended disastrously a boat with american tourists sinking off the coast of mexico. here's what we know tonight, 44 people were on board. 27 of them americans. when the boat flipped over and sank during a storm. at least one american is dead, several others missing. at this hour, the u.s. coast guard has joined mexico's navy, pulling survivors from the water. as this tragedy unfolds we're learning tonight of some remarkable stories of survival. tourists swimming to shore clutching a cooler. it all happened about two miles off the coast near baja, mexico and we begin with abbie boudreau in mexico. >> reporter: these are the lucky ones, their tour boat capsized in the middle of the night carrying 44 passengers and crew.
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the mexican navy says there was no mayday call, for more than 12 hours no one was aware they were in trouble. the rescue operation began when a local fisherman spotted three survivors at sea. michael was one of two dozen americans on board. he and several companions managed to swim to safety clinging to a cooler. >> they had life jackets on and did have time to put on life jackets, so that's a good thing. he's a strong swimmer. i'm really glad. >> reporter: also among the rescued, american lee ikegami, on a fishing trip with his buddies. we reached his wife by telephone. >> somewhere around ten-ish my husband called and said that his boat was capsized, that he's fine. i was in shock. >> reporter: 27 americans were on board the 100-foot boat called the erik. mexican officials say at least one american is dead and at least six are among the missing. the boat left san felipe on saturday for a seven-day fishing trip but early sunday morning,
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about 60 miles south of san felipe, it hit what is called a freakish storm off the baja, california, peninsula. according to the navy two giant waves hit the boat which caused it to capsize. at 2:30 this morning, the fishing vessel sank. the u.s. coast guardian mexican navy are scouring the sea of cortez for survivors. >> all i know is at that time he was not in contact with any of his friends and didn't know how they were. he said that he was at one end of the boat, the boat flipipd over, and he was thrown into the sea. >> reporter: he says he still has no idea what happened to his friends. abbie boudreau, abc news. our thanks to abbie tonight. we turn to the other major story developing this evening. the jury working this holiday deliberating the fate of florida
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mother casey anthony after dramatic closing arguments. the mother weeping at one point, the defense yelling at the prosecution and tonight the central question, did this young mother take her 2-year-old daughter's life? the jury wrapped up the first afternoon of deliberations and abc's yunji de nies is in orlando tonight. >> reporter: casey anthony sat stone-faced today as prosecutors one last time cast her as a selfish, murderous mom. >> there is nothing that is wrong with c cey anthony that can't be explained using two words. pathological liar. >> members of the jury -- >> reporter: now the seven women and five men deliberate on the same courthouse floor where they spent the laststix weeks, they listened to 91 witnesses and viewed well over 300 pieces of evidence. if they believe the prosecution, casey planned the murder. googling how to make chloroform, drugging little caylee and covering her nose and mouth with duct tape, suffocating her, hiding the body in her trunk
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before taking it to a nearby swamp. >> any way you slice it, casey anthony is guilty of murder in the first degree. >> reporter: her motives obvious in the days after her daughter disappeared as she partied and got a tattoo celebrating bella vita, the good life. >> whose life was better without caylee? there is your answer. >> reporter: if jurors are to side with the defense they must believe this was an accident that spiraled out of country. caylee, able to open the heavy slidinindoors, wandered into the pool and drowned. casey panicked and didn't report the accident. the defense saying caylee's grandfather tried to cover it up, taking the body to the swamp. they reminded the jury there is no physical evidence, no dna, actually connecting casey to caylee's death. >> not a single link but yet they want to create things because it's about winning.
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win at all costs. >> yunji de nies reporting from orlando. in fact, those jurors were given the choice whether to deliberate on the fourth and they decided to do so. i want to bring in our legal analyst dan abrams, great to see you. you and i were talking earlier thth it's not a case of whether or not things look good or bad for casey anthony, you say it's a matter of how bad theyeyook? >> everyone watching this case thinks that she's in trouble. that a hung jury on the most significant charge would be a win for her. her defense team again and again tried to get a mistrial here. keep in mind, there are four counts which she basically admits to, lying to law enforcement. she's conceded that, she's almost certainly going to be found guilty on those charges. >> even if the jury doesn't decide this was premeditated, planned ahead of time, she could face the death penalty? >> two ways to get first degree murder. premeditation and felony murder. meaning if these jurors believe she engaged in what's called aggravated child abuse, significant child abuse and the
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child died, that too would be considered first degree murder and she would be eligible for the death penalty. >> dan abrams, following this every step of the way. we turn to the searing heat across a large part of this country. some places so hot, so dry, they are canceling fireworks, afraid just one spark could launch yet another wildfire. matt gutman is on the south florida coast where they're moving forward but with great caution tonight. matt? >> reporter: hey, david, that barge is carrying thousands of live shells of fireworks, 27 minutes' worth of rockets red glare. last year nearly 100 million peopleleatched fireworks across the country. but this year because of fire and drought, many americans will miss that most hallowed of american fourth of july traditions. a tradition that we found goes back to the veve beginning, john adams wrote to his wife in 1776 that the day should be celebrated with quote, bonfires and illumination across the country.
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those illuminations cancelled in cities like austin and assistance in -- san antonio, in fire-scorched texas, fireworks displays scrapped from arizona to alabama, even at mt. rushmore in south dakota. like much of the country, tinder dry. in new mexico, the dry conditions are a challenge to firefighters battling the blaze at los alamos, which today became the biggest in state history. still less than 20% contained. but one bit of good news, evacuation orders have been lifted in the los alamos lab is set to reopen wednesday. >> we're not done with this fire in los alamos. we are safe enough to bring residents back. >> reporter: the heat barbecues most of the country. over triple digits in southwest and oklahoma city, ambulances at the ready. >> just inside all of the time. i just kind of come out and brave the heat. >> reporter: but the show will go on in most of the country, including in new york city where 40,000 fireworks will be ignited
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for macy's annual show. macy's fireworks show in new york and a lot of displays here in miami will be launched from barges, minimizing the risk of fires, and a country has seen three times average acres burned this year. david? >> matt gutman in south florida, thanks. the treasured american river where hundreds of workers are spending this holiday cleaning up an oil spill in montana. on the yellowstone river tonight, concern for the wildlife there. here is neal karlinsky. >> reporter: it is among the world's best trout streams, and on any other weekend in july this river might be overrun by fishermen but tonight, montana's yellowstone river is flanked by nearly 200 cleanup workers. >> we understand this is a very serious event. we need to get our full arm as round where the exposures are. >> reporter: an estimated 42,000 gallons gushed into the river this weekend. an early theory is that powerful waters flooding this community
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and running at more than four times the normal rate may have damaged the pipeline, which was shut down within six minutes of a huge flux in pressure readings. >> when you build a pipeline through a river you expect floods. a river like yellowstone floods all of the time, we can't expect our pipelines to break every time a flood happens. >> reporter: local photographers captured images of birds sitting in oil but officials say they have no widespread reports of damaged wildlife. exxon mobil believes the oil has been contained in a 15-mile stretch but after early criticism from montana's gogornor officials promise to scour every inch of the river to make sure nothing is missed on what should be a relaxing holiday, people are praying this spill can be cleaned up before more damage is done. neal karlinsky, abc news. and now to the cleanup elsewhere, in the nation's capital, even the white house saw damage after a violent thunderstorm there. thousands on the national mall dashed for cover last night. the storm caused a mess at the
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white house, damaging some trees and sending debris flying a cross the white house lawn. despite the damage, tonight's fourth of july celebration is still on at the white house. president obama and the first lady hosting a barbecue honoring military heroes and their families. the night wrapping up with a concert and sptacular fireworks planned over washington. and we know so many families across this country marking this fourth, doing so without a loved one, son or daughter, husband or wife still serving overseas. tonight here abc news's mike boettcher in eastern afghanistan with some troops marking their last holiday away before coming home, and they have very simple wishes about who and what it is they want to see first when they get here. mike? >> reporter: david, it's another windy, dusty day at forward operating base shahana where soldiers from the 101st airborne have spent the past year, they missed labor day, thanksgiving, christmas, easter and memorial day. and now, there is one last holiday to get through before they go home, the fourth of july.
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>> blackjack where you at? >> reporter: this unit has a rich history, 101st airborne named a band of brothers during world war ii. today they took a break, knowing that home is coming soon. they can picture it. what do you miss most about home on fourth of july? >> believe it or not, my grill. >> good barbecue. >> good barbecue. >> sierra madre has a fourth of july parade every year and it's cool. everybody in the town comes out. a lot of fun. so, that's what i miss this year. >> miss the lake, definitely. green grass. that's my -- >> real ground. >> i miss my mama. >> reporter: on this day a powerful lesson. >> tough being out here, but puts a different perspective on what it means to be american.
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>> reporter: americans showing the true meaning of service. >> don't forget about us. >> reporter: there are a lot of smiling faces around here, some of the soldiers will start going home back to ft. campbell, kentucky, this week. david? >> they miss the grill, grass and mama. come home safely. still ahead on "world news" -- the royal race, who is faster on the water? prince william or his new wife, kate? >> the unexpected question today that she went ahead and answered. made in america, the race to find american flags, american made, and we uncover some unexpected numbers. and later, move over "american idol," how about our american troops? with their own daring salute this f frth. ♪ that our flag was still there ♪ so i was the guy who was never going to have the heart attack. i thought i was invincible. i'm on an aspirin regimen now because i never want to feel that helplessness again.
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william and his new wife kate are coming to america this week. tonight they are in canada, having raced one another and there was something else. kate, the duchess of cambridge, took an unexpected question from a dad and his two little girls. abc's bob woodruff is north of the border tonight. >> reporter: you can see what a spectacular place this is, up until now the focus has been on prince william's wife kate but out here, today, it was his turn. william may be a prince but he's also a royal air force search and rescue pilot. today, he showed off a difficult technique needed in case an engine fails. he sets down, engines forward, then takes off, when or if the engines recover. he did that more than half a dozen times. >> the best i've ever seen. can you imagine landing in water? >> reporter: kate got to show off, too. when she raced against her own husband in the dragon boat race. looks like the duchess might beat the duke. >> yeah!
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>> reporter: but in the end, he won. so, we called it a tie. the question of babies came up again on this trip. william talked about that on their engagement day. >> we want a family, so we'll have to start thinking about that. >> reporter: when thesestwo little girls handed kate flowers, the father asked kate if she wanted a baby. she said, yes, i hope to. >> of all of the weddings i've done they get pregnant pretty quickly afterwards, there is nothing wrong with that. got to keep the monarchy going another 1,000 years, unless we get started now, we got to keep the line going, keep it different from america. >> reporter: now if will and kate do have a son, he will be third in line for the throne. but now there is a movement to change the law so that that first child, whether boy or girl, will be third in line to become the king or queen of england. david? >> bob woodruff tonight. thank you. when we come back, perhaps you remember our hunt for
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americans, to fly by americans. >> reporter: all of the way back to the civil war, or wars i and ii, iwo jima, that was their flag and the moment on the moon saluting the flag -- saluting that flag on the moon? >> that was ours. >> reporter: that was yours? proud of it? >> very prouou >> reporter: 120 new hires in just the last six months. 20% more flags than last year. and just today we learned they're not alone. flag source outside chicago sales up there, too, and valley forge flag company in wyomissing, pennsylvania, sales skyrocketed, up to 20% more than last year. many credit the killing of osama bin laden, not only did news travel fast that first night in may, so did flag orders, we couldn't help notice that flag behind us on "world news." the sales numbers made in america we can all salute on this fourth. >> so many proud american flagmakers in this country and we should point out the made in america team is traveling across
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this country again just this week and reminder to keep your e-mails coming, the one thing you have that is made in america that you think your neighbors haven't yet discovered. abcnews.com and i have to pack my bags. that flight is a couple of days from now. we move to another image that plays out every fourth, that annual hot dog eating contest on coney island, but tonight here a much different view. of the science that makes eating 62 hot dogs in ten minutes even possible. that's right. joey chestnut ate 62 to win today, sonia thomas, 40 dogs in ten minutes. and it turns out there is a science to this. our friends at espn sports science took us through today. first, the jaw. it begins with the masseter muscle, pound for pound one of the body's strongest. they train this muscle by chewing five sticks of gum at once. it is about 280 pounds of force, a bite stronger than a german shepherd. the esophagus, relying on
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finally tonight, we thoughgh how appropriate to end here with american troops on this fourth of july in their own words. 81 words to be exact. you'll recognize them, even if the key is a little off. ♪ o say can you see ♪ by the dawn's early light ♪ what so proudly we hailed ♪ at the twilight's last gleaming ♪ ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars ♪ ♪ through the perilous fight ♪ o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming ♪
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♪ and the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air ♪ gave proof through the night ♪ that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ o say does that spar-spangled banner yet wave ♪ ♪ o'er the land of the free ♪ of the free of the free ♪ ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ >> we knew they were brave, that is really brave.
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that is "world news" for this fourth of july. we're always online at abcnews.com. don't forget "nightline" later tonight after your local news and we leave you with an image that caught our eye this holiday, 8-month-old kenzi of waco taking in her first fourth of july, barely peeking out of the f fgs. diane sawyer right back here tomorrow night. good night. a fishing excursion becomes a rescue mission from a group from the bay area. their boat cap size autos what about things like that bush over there? >> getting advice that could save homes and lives. oakland firefighters taking a look at protection as the risk of wildfires there increases.
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>> a look at how the bay area is celebrating this 4th of july. >> and new research clears up some conclusion about how often women should get mammograms. good evening, i'm alan wong in for dan ashley. >> we begin with another deadly shoot big bart police on a train platform. but it's a shooting the chief of police is defending tonight. >> so far, police aren't describing this confrontation between two officer who's came here and the suspect, but do believe the suspect may have been armed with a broken bottle, and two knives. now, police want to talk to more witnesses and say if anyone captured this on their cell phone camera, just like in bart's last high profile shooting, bart officials want to talk to them.

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ABC World News With Diane Sawyer
ABC July 4, 2011 5:30pm-6:00pm PDT

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